Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie were both guilty of missing what can only be described as gilt-edged chances last night.

The normally deadly duo both impressed - and scored - as United overcame Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 at Old Trafford in their Champions League opener, but not before Rooney and Van Persie produced their own contenders for miss of the season.

However, the strike pairing are not alone when it comes to horror misses. A number of players have got it horribly wrong in front of goal when it was seemingly harder to miss.

Here, GiveMeSport look at five of the worst offenders who have missed open goals and clear-cut chances when it seemed inevitable that the net would ripple instead.

As always, leave your comments in the box below and put forward your suggestions for some of the worst misses ever…

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